February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2017 was the 34th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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February 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1870The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
- 1913The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
- 1917World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany a day after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
- 1931The Hawke’s Bay earthquake, New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, kills 258.
- 1944World War II: During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.
- 1958Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
- 1984John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history’s first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
- 1989A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
- 1996The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
- 2030New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1898Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (d. 1976)
- 1903Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, Scottish aviator (d. 1973)
- 1911Jehan Alain, French organist and composer (d. 1940)
- 1927Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
- 1947Melanie Safka, American singer-songwriter
- 1951Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
- 1957Steven Stapleton, English musician (Nurse With Wound)
- 1960Joachim Löw, German football manager
- 1971Elisa Donovan, American actress
- 1974Miriam Yeung, Hong Kong actress
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